Did you know: Books and sustainability

Each year, approximately 25 million trees are used to make books sold in the United States—over 1,000 times the number of trees in New York City’s Central Park. Many of these trees are sourced from endangered forests with environmental impacts on the people and wildlife that rely on them.

Fortunately the book industry is rapidly implementing practices that minimize negative social and environmental impacts. Over 250 publishers, representing about 50% of the book industry’s market share, have either developed strong environmental policies or are in the process.

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